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Animal Crossing’s irascible Mr. Resetti is looking for a new gig

Resetti, the ornery rodent whose increasingly exercised complaints accompanied millions of game resets without saving in Animal Crossing, has lost his job. The lead developer for Animal Crossing: New Horizons confirmed the workforce redundancy in a statement to Mashable yesterday. This is because in New Horizons is making its debut on the Nintendo Switch in…

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Mortal Kombat 11’s new patch ‘uncensors’ Kabal’s Brutality

Mortal Kombat 11’s latest free update does a number of things, but most visibly it “uncensors” Kabal’s goofy Brutality. Here’s my vote for leaving it censored. Not because it’s gory, hideous or tasteless. It’s just kinda … lame? Kabal’s gimmick is that he’s so ugly underneath his mask that he’ll scare your soul right out…

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Xbox Scarlett details: What we know about release date, price, games

A year ago at E3, Microsoft confirmed it was working on the next console in its nearly 20-year-old Xbox line. At E3 2019, the company went further into its capabilities, gave it a provisional name, and even a launch window. Much more will be shared in the coming 12 months, but the early adoption-minded among…

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Fortnite almost got canceled, says ex-Epic Games dev

It’s hard to imagine a world without the sensation that is Fortnite, but for a little while, things weren’t looking great for the game. Initially shipped as a co-op zombie title with a frustrating progression system, Fortnite fell totally flat with players. The developers at Epic saw this unfold, at at least one of the…

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Devs share the most personal details they put into games

Osama Dorias is a senior game designer at Warner Bros. Games Montreal, and he asked a simple but interesting question on Twitter: Do you remember a personal detail you put into a video game you were working on? Gamedevs, can you name and describe an instance when you put something really personal about you or…

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ThinkGeek officially absorbed by GameStop, offers a huge closeout sale

ThinkGeek, the beloved collectibles site that’s been a staple of the internet since 1999, is closing its virtual doors. GameStop, which acquired the company in 2015, will fully absorb ThinkGeek on July 2. Browse any entertainment-adjacent site these days (including Polygon dot com) and you’re likely to be met with banner ads for Avengers T-shirts…

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How does Cross Save work in Destiny 2?

One of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep’s most exciting new features is cross-save, which will allow players to jump between Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Steam for Windows PC, and Xbox One without losing progress. But cross-save is a complicated tool, and it requires a bit of explaining to understand. In the Out of the Shadows ViDoc and…

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Nintendo says Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have Tom Nook all wrong

A new Animal Crossing game can only mean one thing: Tom Nook discourse. Following the reveal of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, many on social media started grousing once more about Tom Nook, how he’s a crook, the epitome of capitalism, and basically just The Worst Ever. But if you ask Nintendo, you’ve got the raccoon…

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The Marvel’s Avengers characters won’t be changed in the video game.

Somewhere, an animator on the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie is flipping their desk over in a fit as they start to reanimate and redesign Sonic. Fans wield more power now thanks in no small part to internet-fueled backlash and a preponderance of platforms by which fans can petition creators. In the case of the…

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A detailed look at The Witcher 3’s visuals on the Switch

A version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that runs on Nintendo Switch won’t compete visually with the other versions of the game on more powerful hardware, but there’s still a lot to learn by digging into how developer Saber Interactive was able to get it to work at all. A new video from Digital…

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